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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎1901] (418/1262)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (1165 pages). It was created in 1915. It was written in English and Arabic. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers Documents collected in a private capacity. .


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^ persian Government should afterwards assent to their remaining at the
1 | a ce where they were, they should be treated in a friendly manner and
^ Sir| jedby the local Persian officials to obtain supplies.
^ In conclusion it was explicitly laid down that the objects of the
^Nj p re |i m i n ary Treaty were defensive, and that, during its continuance,
'WfeJ should not enter into any engagement prejudicial to the
government or to the British Government in India.
!l Palrepij girH. Jones lost no time in informing the Government of India of
d success, which was completed by the departure of MM. Jouannin
and Nerciat, the last of the French agents, from Persia about the end of
April 1809. That he carried all his points with little difficulty was due
to the urgent need in which Persia stood of help against Eussia, to
the ascertained worthlessness for this purpose of the French alliance > to
the indefatigable and sanguine temperament of the Envoy himself, and
, to some extent, to the fear^of a British occupation of Kharag.
y; anil
with I Great embarrassment was caused to Sir H. Jones by the action of
the f Government of India, who ordered bills on Bengal to the amount
of 165,000, drawn by him in the public service, to be protested,—a
Persia ski proceeding which only came to his knowledge on the 23rd of April; but,
e SMHi through the confidence reposed in him by native Persian financiers^ he
dike m was enabled to surmount the difficulty thus created, which at
to bete: an earlier stage of the proceedings whoud certainly have been fatal to his
On the Tth of May 1809 the Preliminary Treaty was sent to London
rencb for ratification under the care of Mr. Morier ; Secretary of the Mission,
svho was accompanied on his journey by Mirza Abul Hasan, a Persian
enca * It geems ^ p resen t writer The lowest of the four classes into which East India Company civil servants were divided. A Writer’s duties originally consisted mostly of copying documents and book-keeping. probable, though it is not suggested by any of the
of Sir Hi- au ^orities, that the G overnmept of India unconsciously strengthened the hands of 1
Sir H. Jones, by their military preparations at Bombay, of which the Persians gome-
how became aware. In view especially of the bond for restraining Malcolm, executed
Jairs, I 11 ^ Jones, the Persians may not unnaturally have supposed that the two, through
jrvene a ^ ai ' en % rivals, were really acting in collusion.
v tSirH. Jones's disregard of the authority which they claimed to exercise over him
111 was no doubt the cause of this final act of repudiation by the Government of India ;
lOiilu a I hut the Envoy had also been represented to them, probably by Dr. Jukes and Lieute-
ry action?' nan t Bruce, if not by General Malcolm himself, as an undignified and even unprincipled
eat/- ^ erSOr ^ 0me expedients were eccentric, but they appear to have been
J c ^ rcums tance8. Among such was his idea of causing the King's
^h to be conveyed in a magnificently draped and escorted litter, which
rt tl#j Jv J ^ serve d a useful purpose so long as there was a doubt of the authority under
' H J H ^ Wa8 ac ^ D S* -^ ll t the effect was rather marred by the necessity which Sir
goo P ai ' or was under, during a several days' illness, of himself sharing the litter with the
, u m Emissive.

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This volume is Volume I, Part II (Historical) of the Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. , ’Omān and Central Arabia (Government of India: 1915), compiled by John Gordon Lorimer and completed for press by Captain L Birdwood.

Part II contains an 'Introduction' (pages i-iii) written by Birdwood in Simla, dated 10 October 1914, 'Table of Chapters, Annexures, Appendices and Genealogical Tables' (pags v-viii), and 'Detailed Table of Contents' (ix-cxxx). These are also found in Volume I, Part IA of the Gazetteer (IOR/L/PS/20/C91/1).

Part II consists of three chapters:

  • 'Chapter X. History of ’Arabistān' (pages 1625-1775);
  • 'Chapter XI. History of the Persian Coast and Islands' (pages 1776-2149);
  • 'Chapter XII. History of Persian Makrān' (pages 2150-2203).

The chapters are followed by nineteen appendices:

Extent and format
1 volume (1165 pages)

Volume I, Part II is arranged into chapters that are sub-divided into numbered periods covering, for example, the reign of a ruler or regime of a Viceroy, or are arbitrarily based on outstanding land-marks in the history of the region. Each period has been sub-divided into subject headings, each of which has been lettered. The appendices are sub-divided into lettered subject headings and also contain numbered annexures, as well as charts. Both the chapters and appendices have further subject headings that appear in the right and left margins of the page. Footnotes appear occasionally througout the volume at the bottom of the page which provide further details and references. A 'Detailed Table of Contents' for Part II and the Appendices is on pages cii-cxxx.

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The foliation sequence is circled in pencil, in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. of each folio. It begins on the first folio with text, on number 879, and ends on the last folio with text, on number 1503.

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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎1901] (418/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 20 July 2024]

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